I got a VERY Sweet delivery the other day! Becky, from Dove Chocolate Discoveries offered me a chance to review the products, and you better believe I didn't hesitate! LOL
A little bit of info about Dove Chocolate Discoveries....
Dove Chocolate Discoveries is the home show division of Dove Chocolate (the Mars chocolate company). They began offering in-home chocolate tastings in spring of 2007. All of the products are exclusive to the home show division and are only available through independent chocolatiers.
I had the pleasure of tasting 4 different Dove Chocolate Products;
Chocolate Martini Mix
Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Caramels
Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries
Chocolate Covered Pretzel
The Chocolate Martini mix is one of their best sellers, and my husband and I can tell you why! We have been enjoying Chocolate Martinis this week and they are extremely delicious! Becky had a few recommendations for me; her daughter likes it mixed in equal parts with milk. The mix is very thick so shake it well. It should be refrigerated after opening. The bottle says to mix with vodka, but she recommends equal parts vodka, milk or liquid creamer, and the mix. If you like coffee, it's great with a shot of it in a cup of coffee, with your regular cream & sugar - it's a delicious mocha! Besides the Chocolatini, they also offer Mudslide, and White Chocolate Mint Martini. She suggests these are great to take as hostess gifts to holiday parties and fit perfectly in wine-bottle bags. In the current catalog, they're $20 each or two for $30 (and you can mix/match the flavors.)
The Sugar Free Milk Chocolate Caramels were pretty good. I don't do sugar-free because of my dietary situation, but I did try one. (I made my husband try one too) They don't taste sugar-free at all and are not too sweet. They are sweetened with maltitol (a sugar derivative.)
The Dark Chocolate Covered Cherries were very good (and I don't like cherries at all!). My husband said they were extremely delicious! They are part of the Dark Chocolate Covered Fruit Collection. The full 16oz package contains a bag of cherries, a bag of cranberries and a bag of blueberries. I can't wait to try the cranberries and blueberries if the cherries were that good.
The Chocolate Covered Pretzel was great too. My daughter and I split it. She really enjoyed it! They come individually wrapped (as do the Chocolate Covered Graham Crackers). Half the box comes dark chocolate covered, and the other half come covered in milk chocolate. These would make great stocking stuffers since they are individually wrapped.
If any of this sounds good to you, you HAVE to visit Becky's website! There are so many more products to order, such as backing mixes, smoothies, salad dressings and more! You can also visit Becky's facebook here.
These would make awesome Christmas Gifts, so if you would like your order to come in time for Christmas, the last day to order is December 12!!!! Hurry!
*Disclaimer: I was given products to sample in exchange for this blog post and my review. All opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may differ from others.